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The Fish & Wildlife Service also has been involved in protecting fish in the Great Lakes.

Clarkson to Receive $6.5M to Continue Monitoring Great Lakes' Fish

With SUNY, the universities will monitor temporal trends in bioaccumulative chemicals in the Great Lakes using top predator fish as biomonitors.

Water Quality Standards Course Set for May 2-6

This basic course introduces water quality and criteria programs to those with less than one year of experience and veterans needing a refresher.

Study Says the Pill Contributes Little Estrogen to Drinking Water

Natural estrogen from multiple sources actually accounts for much more of the total contribution.

Brown tides are caused by harmful algal blooms.

Brown Tide Culprit Suited to Thrive in Environmentally Impacted Estuaries

The Stony Brook University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution study used the genome sequence of Aureococcus anophagefferens and found that it is genetically predisposed to exploit certain characteristics of human-modified coastal ecosystems.

Salazar Helps Break Ground on Picayune Strand Restoration Project

When completed in 2015, the $448-million project will feature three major pump stations, removal of 260 miles of roads, and filling in of 42 miles of canals to help restore water flows to the Everglades.

A new study involves algae blooms and endocrine disruptors in zebrafish.

UK Scientists Identify New Disruptors in Algae Blooms

In the study, something released by algae, other than microcystins, had an endocrine disrupting effect on zebrafish.

Agency Offers Funding for Tribal Water Council Support

Questions from prospective applicants about the competitive opportunity must be received before March 28 and applications must be received by April 11.

EPA Says 2012 Budget Proposal Is 13% Leaner than 2010

Funding support remains for the Great Lakes, water and wastewater treatment, Superfund, and enforcement.



Minnesota Farmer Offers Plain Speaking in 'EcoCommerce 101'

Tim Gieseke's book illustrates a practical method to identify environmental values and makes a case for bringing the externalities of agriculture and business into the economic accounting framework.

USDA Forest Service has proposed a new planning rule.

Forest Service Proposes Planning Rule, Seeks Comment

The rule provides a collaborative and science-based framework for creating land management plans that would support ecological sustainability and contribute to rural job opportunities.

Water sampling in San Francisco Bay

EPA Reaches Out for Input on Bay-Delta Aquatic Ecosystem Issues

The federal agency and California want to improve water quality and resource protection in the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary.

USGS: Great Lakes Basin Has Potential for Local Shortages

Though the Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on Earth, the basin has the potential for local shortages, according to a new basinwide water availability assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey.

SFPUC OKs Calaveras Dam Replacement in Water Improvement Program

After seven years, San Francisco's Planning Commission certified the project's environmental impact report for work that is designed to improve Bay Area water supply in the Alameda Creek habitat.

WaterSense Draft Specification Released for Weather-based Irrigation Controllers

The revised specification is open for comment until March 21.

AWWA, WEF Come Closer Together to Holistically Address Water

As a first step, the organizations will combine forces at the April Water Matters! Fly In.

Washington Bills Would Streamline, Reform State Water Management

Twenty-nine legislators supported bills in the House and Senate that would remove some authority from the Department of Ecology and set up a new water commission.

Georgia Cypress. By Craig Tanner

Law Center Identifies Top 10 Endangered Places in the Southeast

Five areas are threatened by impacts related to energy production, from offshore drilling in Alabama to mountaintop removal coal mining in Tennessee to 'fracking' in Virginia.

Watershed Academy Webcast Targets Algal Blooms

The free webcast on "Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution and Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes” is scheduled for Jan. 26.

Growing Hypoxic Zones Reduce Habitat for Billfish and Tuna

Billfish and tuna, important commercial and recreational fish species, may be more vulnerable to fishing pressure because of shrinking habitat according to a new study.

2011 National Beach Conference Set for March

EPA seeks abstracts for presentations; deadline is Jan. 14.

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